This is a fight we can win.

Trump announces his Supreme Court nominee tomorrow. It doesn’t matter who it is, they will be terrible: committed to overturning Roe v. Wade and attacking the Affordable Care Act, voting rights, environmental protections, and LGBTQ+ rights.

Indivisible is fighting this nomination nationwide alongside many other civil rights groups. This is going to be a hard one to win: we need to get 51 senators (including two Republicans) to refuse to confirm any nominee. But we can win. It will require massive, sustained, collective action.

I’m proud to say our action at Sen. Harris’ office this week is fully booked, and we will be speaking out in coalition with members of NARAL to drive home the importance of this fight. But there’s a call we still need to make.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Senator Feinstein and ask what she is doing to make sure Democratic senators refuse Trump’s nominees, and how she is securing Republican votes.


JOIN THE RESIST-A-THON


From July 9 through July 15th Swing Left SF and the San Francisco Resistance Coalition are hosting a week-long Resist-A-ThonSign up for any of the events below: 


STAND UP SF TAKES BACK CONGRESS


We’re offering a new option this week to get out the vote from your home: sign up to call or text with ACLU’s People Power. Stand Up SF Member Kathleen says, “I have enjoyed doing it. It is a great start to texting because the audience is so supportive.” Sign up today!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Stand Up SF July General Meeting
Bring a friend next Sunday to meet CARA, the California Alliance for Retired Americans. Learn about their Senior Vote 2018 initiative, and how you can become a Senior Ambassador to win back Congress this November. And plan to join us at Philz Coffee to socialize after the meeting!
Sunday, July 15
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Canvassing is the most effective way to get Democratic votes! Join us:
Saturday, July 21
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Coffee with Senator Feinstein’s staff
Friday, July 27
10am – 11am
301 Mission Street (lobby area)
REGISTER NOW

Condemn Pruitt’s latest outrage

Scott Pruitt’s pick to run EPA Region 9 (Pacific Southwest) is an oil lobbyist and climate change denier. You might remember Michael Stoker as the origin of the anti-Hillary Clinton chant: “Lock her up!”

Stoker is not merely unqualified for the post. He’s unwilling to do what the job requires. A resident of Santa Barbara, he’s reluctant to work out of the San Francisco office. He wants to run the region from a small LA satellite office. This has been tried before, and proved to be a waste of time and money.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call all three MOCs and say:

Hello, my name is ___ and I am a constituent calling from zip code ___ and a member of Stand Up San Francisco. I am asking ___ as my representative to condemn the appointment of Michael Stoker to Region 9 of the EPA.

Besides his ties to the oil industry and extremist politics, Stoker is unwilling to work out of the San Francisco office, making him likely to be an absentee administrator and a drain on the agency’s resources.

Not comfortable making phone calls? Try Resistbot, and send an email in under 2 minutes!

EXTRA CREDIT?

The Cow Palace — owned and operated by the State of California — hosts five gun shows each year. Admission for children under 12 is free. In these times of terrible gun violence, for California to profit from gun sales sends the wrong message. Efforts are underway to have the Cow Palace board ban gun shows. Please sign and share the petition with your contactsFor questions or to support these efforts, contact ruth.borenstein@gmail.com.

RECENT ACTIONS


Read our report from our 5/18 action with Senator Feinstein’s staff. Find other action reports, talking points, and more in our Public Library.

The GOP wants to take food from moms and kids. You can stop them.

This week, the Republican-controlled House is going to try to make massive cuts to SNAP (food stamps), a program that helps more than 2 million people who are struggling to make ends meet.

The Farm Bill, an omnibus spending measure that has historically passed with bipartisan support, is just the latest in a series of Republican attempts to punish the poor, women, children, and people with disabilities.

This bill is also stuffed with provisions that undermine crucial environmental protections, prioritizing the logging industry over our forests.

Congresswoman Pelosi is trying to rally Democrats to oppose this bill. She needs all of our support. This Mother’s Day, protect moms and Mother Earth.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Call Congresswoman Pelosi and make sure she knows you oppose the Farm Bill. Use this script, and add your thanks for her statement in opposition to the bill.


RECENT ACTIONS


Read our report from our 5/10 action with Congresswoman Pelosi’s staff. Find other action reports, talking points, and more in our Public Library.

Members of Stand Up San Francisco with Dan Bernal and Alex Lazar, from Congresswoman Pelosi's office
Members of Stand Up San Francisco with Dan Bernal and Alex Lazar, from Congresswoman Pelosi’s office

UPCOMING EVENTS


Brown Bag Lunch with Feinstein Staff
Friday, May 18
12pm – 1pm
301 Mission Street, lobby area – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Don’t miss your last chance before the primaries to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, May 19
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Sunday, May 20
2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

You Can Defend the Earth

“What kind of world will my grandchildren inherit? Mass starvation, climate migrations, flooding, a global health crisis. How can I allow that to happen?”
Bruce Hamilton, Deputy Executive Director, Sierra Club

Last month, I had the privilege of hearing Bruce and many other members of our community speak at the EPA’s listening session about the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan. This repeal would cost thousands of lives and do untold damage to human health, and to our planet. But you can help stop it.

Today is Earth Day. It’s also the beginning of a crucial week: the last few days to save vital environmental protections. Four damaging Trump Administration proposals have comment deadlines between April 23 and April 30. These proposals would repeal the Clean Power Plan, withdraw EPA’s guidelines for controlling air pollution from the oil and gas industry, repeal the Bureau of Land Management’s Methane and Waste Prevention Rule, and weaken EPA’s coal ash rule.

On Earth Day, stand up for the Earth. Your comments send a message to the Administration and Congress that there will be a political price to pay for these rollbacks.


ONE THING YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


DEADLINE TOMORROW, April 23! Submit your comments on the Methane Rule and Air Pollution Controls — linked pages offer talking points and a link to the comment form.

Want to do more? Submit your comments on the Clean Power Plan (deadline 4/26) and Coal Ash Rule (deadline 4/30).


MEMBER SPOTLIGHT


Stand Up San Francisco member Suhani was recently interviewed by Haney Armstrong of Noe Valley’s other resistance group, Action SF. Her profile appears on Resistry, a new website dedicated to recruiting new activists in San Francisco. Check it out and see what Suhani has to say about our work!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Action
Wednesday, May 2
3pm – 4pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325 – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Fireside Chat with Pelosi Staff
Thursday, May 10
6pm – 7pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Stand Up SF General Meeting with special guest: Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)
Sunday, May 20

2-4pm
Noe Valley Library, 451 Jersey St.
REGISTER NOW

Save the Clean Power Plan (and some good news)

I know you’re outraged about the Trump administration’s exploitation of our environment, and worried about Trump’s direct impacts on climate change. Here’s your chance to do something about it.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the deadline for comments on the proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan, and has set dates for a “listening session” in San Francisco. They need to hear from you!

The Clean Power Plan reduces climate changing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing coal- and gas-fired electric power plants. CO2 is the most prevalent of the greenhouse gases that are the primary cause of climate change, threatening the lives, health, and well-being of Americans and people worldwide. Trump wants to repeal the Clean Power Plan and bring us back to pollution levels not seen since the 1970s. We have the chance to stop him, but we must act now.


TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW


Submit a public comment against repealing the Clean Power Plan. Get talking points here.

RSVP for the listening session, Wednesday, February 28, at SF Main Library. GET DETAILS AND SIGN UP

EXTRA CREDIT: Submit a public comment to the Department of the Interior against offshore oil drilling.


WE SCORED A WIN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT


Here’s some good news, and we made it happen: a delegation from Stand Up SF in January urged Senator Kamala Harris, at the time uncommitted, to speak out against the appalling nomination of Kathleen Hartnett-White to head the Council on Environmental Quality. Hartnett-White made clear in her confirmation hearings that she denies the existence of man-made climate change and rejects basic science.

On February 1, Senator Harris said, “Kathleen Hartnett White was unqualified last time she was nominated to be one of the top White House environmental advisers, and she’s still unqualified now.”

Two days later, under unsustainable political pressure, the nomination has been withdrawn.

You can make more good news! Sign up for one of our actions below and hold our leaders accountable. Make real change happen!


UPCOMING EVENTS


Senator Harris Office Visit
Thursday, February 8
12pm – 1pm
333 Bush Street, Suite 3325 – note new address!
REGISTER NOW

Congresswoman Pelosi Office Visit
Tuesday, February 13
11am – 12pm
90 7th Street, Suite 2-800
REGISTER NOW

Grassroots Organizing (GO) Team in Tracy
Join Stand Up SF, Swing Left, and Tracy Democrats to get out the vote and flip a house seat!
Saturday, February 17
11am – 4pm
902 N. Central Ave. Suite 201
Tracy CA
REGISTER NOW and we’ll follow up with details.

Stand Up SF General Meeting
Sunday, February 18
2pm – 4pm
Noe Valley Public Library
451 Jersey Street
REGISTER NOW